Frozen and its sequel are two of the most popular and loved Disney animated movies of all time. Both movies are also som of the highest-grossing Disney animated movies of all time. The only higher-grossing Disney original movie (not including Star Wars and Marvel movies) is The Lion King (2019).
What’s even better, the franchise spawned multiple amazing Frozen short movies. To make your watching of all these movies as enjoyable as possible, here are all Frozen movies sorted in chronological order.
We will let you know how many Frozen movies are there, including short ones, what is the chronological order of watching them, do you really need to watch them in order and can we expect more Frozen movies in the future. So let’s find these things out.
How Many Frozen Movies Are There?
There are two Frozen feature films and three short movies. There is also a TV special, short series, and a docuseries. Check them out below.
Frozen feature films:
- Frozen (2013)
- Frozen II (2019)
Frozen short films:
- Frozen Fever (2015)
- Myth: A Frozen Tale (2020)
- Once Upon a Snowman (2020)
Frozen TV special:
- Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
Frozen short series:
- At Home with Olaf (2020)
- Olaf Presents (2021)
- Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II (2020)
Now that we have listed them all here, let’s see how Frozen franchise looks like in chronological order.
Frozen Movies in Order
It won’t be an easy task to sort all those different Frozen movies and series in order. Still, we will give our best, even though some things are still not completely clear. Also, we won’t be including Frozen short series and docuseries in chronological order because it is not possible to sort them. You can watch them whenever it suits you, it won’t change anything for your watching. Let’s begin.
Fearlessly optimistic, Anna embarks on an epic journey, teaming up with the rugged mountaineer Kristoff and his faithful roommate Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have captivated the kingdom of Arendelle into eternal winter. Faced with conditions like on Everest, with mythical trolls and the funny snowman Olaf, Anna and Kristoff fight nature in a race to save the kingdom.
Once Upon a Snowman (2020)
Once Upon a Snowman is the untold story of how Olaf came to life and set out to find his destiny.
It takes place during the events of the first Frozen movie. The series is served as an origin story for Olaf.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
It’s the first Christmas after the castle gates reopened so Anna and Elsa celebrate with the whole of Arendelle. When citizens retire to their homes to be with their families and celebrate the holidays together, the sisters realize that they do not respect the family tradition of celebrating Christmas like the rest of the people, so Olaf and reindeer Sven decide to explore the customs of the kingdom and learn the meaning of the holidays.
And while Olaf and Sven drag sledges across the snowy tundra and end up in a forest where they are attacked by wolves, in the attic Anna and Elsa find some forgotten things from the past.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is the next movie in Frozen chronological order and it happens on the first Christmas after the original movie (and Once Upon a Snowman – which happens at the same time as the original Frozen).
On the page for Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, it states it’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened, placing it in December 1839. This date is important for the next movie in our list.
Frozen Fever (2015)
It’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff have decided to prepare her the best celebration ever, however Elsa’s icy powers could put her at risk for more than just the fun itself.
According to the Arendelle page, Frozen takes place in July 1839. It states Anna was born during the Summer solstice (so, somewhere around June 20-22). Her 19th birthday in Frozen Fever would then be set in June 1840, just the next year after Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Myth: A Frozen Tale (2020)
A prequel short to Frozen II titled Myth: A Frozen Tale was released on June 11, 2020 and is directed by Jeff Gipson. The short features Evan Rachel Wood portraying an Arendelle mother as she narrates the story of the elementals.
As it is designed to work as a prequel to Frozen II, we will sort it just before this movie. It explains elements that happen in Frozen II and makes it easier to follow.
Frozen II (2019)
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await her as she sets off into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas outside Arendelle? The answers to these questions summon her, but also threaten her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, they will face a dangerous but miraculous journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared that her powers were too much for this world. In “Frozen II”, she must hope that they are enough.
Currently the last Frozen movie in chronological order. More will certainly follow in the future and we will be adding them to the list as they do.
Do You Need to Watch Frozen Movies in Order?
You should definitely watch Frozen and Frozen II in order. Other short movies, series and TV specials you don’t have to watch in order, but if you want the complete watching experience, you should.
Will There Be More Frozen Movies?
There will be more Frozen short movies and almost certainly a third feature-length Frozen movie. Josh Gad said there will only be Frozen III if they come up with a good story.